the u.s.-- dubbed "moonies" by some parents, who said the church really was a cult. reverend moon he drew fire, as well, for the church's mass weddings. thousands were married at a time, with moon often matching the couples himself-- part of his docrtine of salvation through perfect marriages. the unification church now claims three million followers worldwide, but other estimates have ranged as low as 100,000. moon also created a business empire, including "the washington times" newspaper which he founded in 1982 and sold in 2010. but he ran afoul of u.s. laws in the mid-1980s, and served 13 months in federal prison for tax evasion. in later years, he handed control of his multi-billion holdings to his children. at his death, sun myung moon was 92 years old. his funeral will be held on september 15. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen and judy in charlotte.